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Community Development

30th Annual Emerging Issues Forum, "Innovation Reconstructed"


Mon., Feb. 9, 2015 - Tue., Feb. 10, 2015
8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Raleigh Convention Center, Raleigh, NC



How will our companies and communities innovate to compete in a future of accelerating everything?

The 30th Annual Emerging Issues Forum will explore how innovators in all sectors are thriving. Sessions will examine why success depends on innovation, and how innovation now requires designing for a loss of control. The Forum will outline critical decision points for economic developers and policymakers in communities of all sizes.



Community development practitioners, local and state officials, and people interested in smart growth and sustainability.

Media is invited to this event



Review the two day agenda

With two panels presented by the Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond:

Financing our Market and Community Innovations” (Video)
February 10, 9:35 a.m – 10:25 a.m.
The “Financing our Market and Community Innovation” panel will share the latest innovations in investment and financing communities and small businesses, including innovative ways to raise, deploy and facilitate capital to meet local community economic goals that align with investor goals and objectives and provide a direct return on their investments.

Moderated by William Burckart
Co-founder, Impact Economy (North America) LLC
Scott Case
Chief Executive Officer, Main Street Genome
Jenny Kassan
CEO, Cutting Edge Capital
Daniel A. Nissenbaum
Managing Director, Urban Investment Group, Goldman Sachs Bank USA

After the Forum 2:45 – 3:30 p.m.
Connecting Our Communities: Innovation at Work” (Video)
Hear the panelists explore innovations for Community Development Corporations, rural communities, and funding initiatives.
Presented by the Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond



Deadline: Feb. 9, 2015

Registration has closed. Thank you for your interest.

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Community Development
(804) 697-8631